Born over 200 years ago

This is the illustrated family record of John Moyer. To receive a pension for his 13 months’ service in Pulaski’s Legion of the Maryland Line during the Revolutionary War, Moyer submitted this record with his application for a pension. Note the German spelling of Moyer’s name: Meier. Based on a German tradition, many illustrated family records were written in German and are known as fraktur.

National Archives, Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs


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